5 virtual tours
Do you feel stuck at home ? Take virtual tours on your couch at 5 of the world's most famous museums.
Experience the best museums around the world without leaving the comfort of your own home.
In addition to having enough food and supplies for two weeks, entering a self-quarantine can have many complications. For entertainment, it’s also likely to lead to an increase in boredom, Netflix use and internet browsing.
Although you're confined to your house, you can still be educated and experience culture. A report by Fast Company suggests that Google Arts & Culture has partnered with more than 2500 museums and galleries worldwide in order to bring virtual tours and online exhibits of the world's most famous museums to the public for free.
But now, you no longer have to leave your couch to go to the museum.
There are literally hundreds of places where you can gain knowledge about art, history, and science in Google Arts & Culture's collection, like the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Guggenheim in New York City. This collection is perfect for students seeking ways to stay on top of their studies while schools are closed.
Here are just a few of Google's top museums that offer online tours and exhibits. Zen art is also shared on social media by museums across the globe as a way of helping people cope while they remain home.
And if that's not enough culture for you, then New York's Metropolitan Opera will be offering free digital performances every night at 7:30 p.m. With virtually guided tours of some of America's best national parks, you can even go "outside."
British Museum, London
These iconic museums permit visitors virtual access to the Great Court in the heart of London and to discover the ancient, unexplained Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. There are dozens of artifacts on the museum's virtual tour as well.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Through Google’s Street View feature, visitors can view the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase virtually. You can discover incredible artwork from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary periods.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Two online exhibits are available by Google at this famous American art museum. This first exhibit has images of costumes from the colonial and Revolutionary periods, including many renderings of clothes from the period. In the second is a collection of works by Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Dozens of famed works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914 can be viewed virtually in this popular gallery. Check out Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and others.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
One of Korea’s most popular museums can be visited from anywhere in the world. Virtually take a tour of the six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and around the globe.
Not every popular art museum and gallery could be included in Google Arts & Culture's collection, but some museums have begun offering online visits by themselves. The Louvre also provides virtual tours on its website, according to Fast Company.
Check out Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums by visiting their website. Street Views of museums can be found on Google as well. Moreover, Google Arts & Culture offers an online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites.